185 years ago today - Apr 25, 1839

Joseph travels toward the head of the Des Moines River rapids, where he determines that the land on both sides of the Mississippi—Commerce on the east and Montrose on the west—will be the future gathering sites for the Saints.

[He purchases two ajoining farms for $5,000 and $9,000]

[Conkling, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology]

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